PES / Distributor Area 16 – The Norweb area

Which PES / Distribution area you are in has a significant effect on your energy charges. This applies to standing charges, availability charges as well as unit rates. Unfortunately it’s also something you can’t change, short of moving your business. It also dictates who you will need to contact to upgrade or downgrade your supply or if you are looking for a new supply. Not your region? try our PES Area search.

The Norweb area covers the following Postcodes

BB 1-7


BB 9-12

BD 24

BL 0-9

CA 1-28

FY 1-8

L 40

LA 1-23

M 11-35

M 38

M 1-9

M 40-41, 43-46

M 60, 90
OL 1-12, 15-16

PR 1-7

SK 1-17

WA 12-15

WA 3

WN 1-8

Pes Area 16

These postcodes include all or part the following counties:

  • Cheshire
  • Cumberland
  • Cumbria
  • Derbyshire
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • North Yorkshire
  • Shropshire
  • Westmorland

The towns and cities covered by the Norweb Region include:

Accrington, Alston, Altrincham, Ambleside, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Ashton-under-Lyne, Askam-in-furness, Bacup, Barrow-in-Furness, Beckermet, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Brampton, Broughton-in-furness, Burnley, Bury, Buxton, Carlisle, Carnforth, Cheadle, Chorley, Cleator, Cleator Moor, Clitheroe, Cockermouth, Colne, Coniston, Dalton-in-Furness, Darwen, Dukinfield, Egremont, Fleetwood, Frizington, Glossop, Grange-over-Sands, Grays, Heywood, High Peak, Holmrook, Hyde, Kendal, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen, Kirkby-in-Furness, Lancaster, Leigh, Leyland, Littleborough, Lytham Saint Annes, Macclesfield, Manchester, Maryport, Millom, Milnthorpe, Moor Row, Morecambe, Nelson, Newton-le-Willows, Oldham, Ormskirk, Penrith, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Preston, Ravenglass, Rochdale, Rossendale, Saint Bees, Saint Helens, Sale, Salford, Seascale, Sedbergh, Settle, Shrewsbury, Skelmersdale, Skipton-on-Swale, Southport, Stalybridge, Stockport, Thornton-cleveleys, Todmorden, Ulverston, Warrington, Whitehaven, Wigan, Wigton, Wilmslow, Windermere, and Workington.

If your business is based in this area, we can help save you money on gas and electricity.

History of PES Area 16




Owner : Electricity North West

Ultimate Owner : A joint venture between Colonial First State and JP Morgan Chase.


Pre-privatisation : North Western Electricity Board

Mar 31 1990 : vested a NORWEB plc

Dec 11 1990 : floated on stock market

Nov 8 1995 : taken over by North West Water

Aug 3 2000 : renamed Norweb Distribution

Apr 1 2001 : renamed United Utilities

Nov 26 2001 : renamed United Utilities Electricity

December 2007 : Purchased by Electricity North West

November 2019:  Kansai Electric Power acquired a 50% stake in ENW